22 days in India Itinerary

22 days in India Itinerary

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22 days in India Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Ahmedabad
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  7​h
3
Jaisalmer
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + bus + train:  7​h
4
Agra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
6
Darjeeling
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
8
Goa
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
11
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, then stop by Bungalow Eight, then stop by Sancha Tea Boutique, and finally admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mumbai trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Mumbai is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Mumbai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in March, expect Mumbai to be warmer, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Mumbai

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bungalow Eight ©
Bungalow Eight
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum ©
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum

1
night
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Plan trip to Ahmedabad with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Mumbai to Ahmedabad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Jaisalmer.
Highlights from your plan
Sabarmati Riverfront ©
Sabarmati Riverfront

2
nights
Jaisalmer

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jaisalmer tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Ahmedabad to Jaisalmer in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You will leave for Agra on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Do your shopping at Unique Handicrafts and Nakkashi Gems And Handicrafts. Museum-lovers will get to explore Spiritual Museum and Taj Gallery. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Agra Fort, look for gifts at Subhash Emporium, and admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Agra day trip app .

Getting from Jaisalmer to Agra by combination of taxi, flight, and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Agra, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Unique Handicrafts ©
Unique Handicrafts

3
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Do your shopping at Chandni Chowk and Dilli Haat. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Humayun's Tomb and India Gate. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Swaminarayan Akshardham, make a trip to Red Fort (Lal Quila), look for gifts at Craft House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Agra to New Delhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Darjeeling.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

1
night
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
On the 10th (Tue), make a trip to Batasia Loop and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Darjeeling itinerary site .

Getting from New Delhi to Darjeeling by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in April, you will find days in Darjeeling are slightly colder (37°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Darjeeling

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Batasia Loop ©
Batasia Loop

1
night
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery and then see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) travel route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Darjeeling to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Darjeeling in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Kolkata (Calcutta): highs are around 43°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Goa.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Get in touch with nature at Agonda Beach and Animal Shelter Agonda. You'll get in some beach time at Palolem Beach and Baga Beach. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Margao Market.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Goa tour site .

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Goa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in April: highs in Goa hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach

1
night
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
On the 15th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Charminar, hunt for treasures at Laad Bazaar, and then examine the collection at Salar Jung Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hyderabad tour planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goa to Hyderabad in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Goa in April, expect nights in Hyderabad to be a bit cooler, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 45°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Hyderabad

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum
Laad Bazaar ©
Laad Bazaar
Charminar ©
Charminar

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Let the collections at Kashi Art Gallery and Kerala Folklore Museum capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to LuLu Mall or Waltons Boutique. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal (in Alappuzha). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Kochi Books, browse for treasures at The Ethnic Passage, admire the masterpieces at Gallery OED Cochin., and browse the different shops at Goodwill Collection.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Hyderabad to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Hyderabad in April, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

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nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally look for gifts at Keralashopee. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pettah Shiva Temple and then examine the collection at Napier Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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